We performed a comparison between vCloud Director and VMware Aria Operations based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Cloud Management solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The most valuable feature of vCloud Director is the scaling architecture that they have built."
"The most valuable features are the multi-tenancy and multi-site configuration."
"This is the go-to tool for anyone looking for standard out-of-the-box capabilities in a fully multitenant public cloud software that they can leverage to offer services to their customers."
"We use the infrastructure as a service cloud, that is, we use the features as infrastructure for this. We are not using any platform services."
"vCloud Director is a stable solution."
"The most valuable features of the vCloud Director are global management, added services, and automation."
"The deployment is easy."
"The most valuable features are the UI, the interface, and accessibility."
"Can be customized according to customer requirements."
"The monitoring and verification functionalities were the most useful features."
"The most valuable feature is that everything is integrated for monitoring, performance, and troubleshooting."
"If the network goes down between our office and one of our data centers then it is able to detect that. It will provide you ways to get a deeper understanding of the issues, and it will suggest resolutions."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to check the right-sizing of a machine because that way I can assign the real resources that are needed."
"One of the most valuable features is the ability to compare between AWS/Azure and the local cloud. When customers deploy something on the local cloud, with the same configuration that would apply to AWS or Azure, we can calculate the estimated cost difference between the local cloud and the public cloud. We do this kind of analysis for optimization and it is one of the best features of vROps."
"It's very easy to use and very stable. Scaling up for future use will be no issue with this solution."
"It is efficient and easy to manage. We can find what we need from the software's interface."
"Cloud Director has room for improvement in many areas. One critical thing that comes to mind is the hyperscalers. They could be more seamlessly integrated into the hybrid cloud."
"What could be improved in vCloud Director, particularly from the networking side, is its integration with other network devices. It also needs a more simplified installation because the process is a little bit complicated."
"Lacks integration with the hyperscalers."
"There are too many errors, it could be more stable."
"We use vCloud Director along with Terraform, and it's difficult to make them work together. It takes a long time to deploy virtual machines with Terraform in vCloud Director. For example, it can take about one or two hours to create 10 machines. It takes up a lot of our DevOps' and engineers' time in comparison to that with other solutions. This is an area that they should work on and improve."
"The initial setup of the vCloud Director was not complex and not easy, it was in the middle range of difficulty. It could be made easier."
"The integration between components could be improved."
"In the next release, we would like to see improvements with the pricing. It could be reduced."
"For me, the technical support is the biggest problem. I've been working with them since 2016 and in the first years their response was faster than it is today. That is a problem. Also, I need to put together and send them a lot of information. And then I wait one day, two days. The support has been getting worse over the last few years. They need to improve it."
"In a previous version, you could click on a cluster to see a lot of information about efficiency, e.g., when you will run out of memory, CPU usage, and RAM in percentages. In newer versions, you see this information in megahertz and kilobytes, not percentage. I don't like this change so much. If you need to present information to your boss or Director of IT, the information would be better with a percentage. Now, you have only a big number and don't know the percentage of use that you are getting from the VMs. I don't know why they changed it, but I liked the percentage version more than getting the numbers for megahertz of memory. Also, kilobytes of memory is a very large number. For a simple view, gigabytes or terabytes is better."
"I would like to have more documentation, in the form of knowledge bases, that better explain the technology, related products, and what the capabilities are."
"We integrated vROps with vRealize Log Insight, but it was not helpful to me. It was not giving me any good data."
"The tool is user-friendly, but you need to study to learn about the many features that the tool offers. It is not a tool that you can just start to work with when it comes to capacity planning. You need to study the documentation."
"VMware vRealize Operations (vROps) can improve the Layer 3 hypervisor VM infrastructure because we do not manage other applications. We need a package, which is too expensive. We would like to manage native VMware applications, VMware native components, hypervisor, and storage, such as vSAN."
"I want vROps to have wider compatibility with older hardware. In this country, many companies have older hardware, so sometimes we can't support all the newest features."
"vROps is user-friendly, but configuration is a little bit hard. It is also hard if you want to customize it for your data center, especially without VMware training. The user interface should be improved so that a new user can easily configure it for his own use."
VMware vCloud Director provides software-defined services for data centers in the form of virtual data centers. Computing, networking, security, and storage are all virtualized when you deploy this solution. The result is that users will get to enjoy infrastructure that is operationally ready in a matter of minutes without needing to install and configure any physical infrastructure.
VMware Aria Operations (formerly VMware vRealize Operations) automates and simplifies IT management with full-stack visibility from physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure—including Virtual Machines (VMs) and containers—to the applications they support. It delivers continuous performance optimization, efficient capacity and cost management, proactive planning, intelligent remediation and integrated compliance. It is available on premises and as-a-service.
vCloud Director is ranked 7th in Cloud Management with 13 reviews while VMware Aria Operations is ranked 2nd in Cloud Management with 39 reviews. vCloud Director is rated 8.0, while VMware Aria Operations is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of vCloud Director writes "Great extensibility feature, which enables integration of other services ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware Aria Operations writes "Easy to use, stable, and support is always available". vCloud Director is most compared with VMware Aria Automation, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Nutanix Cloud Manager Self-Service, vCenter Orchestrator and Cisco UCS Director, whereas VMware Aria Operations is most compared with VMware Aria Automation, IBM Turbonomic, VMware vSphere, Veeam ONE and SolarWinds Virtualization Manager. See our VMware Aria Operations vs. vCloud Director report.
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